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Today Is the Day: Part 1 

As the Connors prepare to move, they find out that Riley is dead, and Sarah begins to doubt Cameron's motives. Jesse flashes back to a submarine mission in the future, and John Henry plays hide and seek with Catherine Weaver's daughter.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Sarah Connor
... John Connor
... Cameron Phillips
... Derek Reese
... John Henry
... Catherine Weaver
... Riley Dawson
... James Ellison
... Kacy Corbin
... Lieutenant Dietze
... Savannah Weaver (as Mackenzie Smith)
... Queeg
... Rick
... Hayes
... Jesse Flores (as Stephanie Jacobsen)


Jesse flashes back to the year 2027 of her time in the underground Resistance she was chosen for a life-altering mission aboard a submarine, the USS Jimmy Carter, to travel to her native Australia, but was diverted to a remote oil platform location to pick up a mysterious black box. Back in the present, Sarah and John plan to move out when they learn about Riley's murder and mistakenly think that Cameron killed her, despite Cameron's denials. John and Sarah debate whether or not to bring Cameron with them as the rift between all of them (started by Riley and Jesse in the first place) begins to widen even more with no one, not even Derek, suspecting Jesse of manipulating everything so John can destroy Cameron. Elsewhere at Zeira Corp., Weaver and Ellison search for Savannah after she tries to play a game of hide-and-seek with John Henry. Written by matt-282

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13 March 2009 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The terminator captain, Queeg, was likely named after Lt. Cmdr. Philip Francis Queeg, captain of the U.S.S. Caine in the The Caine Mutiny (1954) See more »


Katharine says that there are 23 stories in the building. When Savannah is in the elevator, the buttons for 26 floors can be seen. See more »


Derek Reese: I think about Riley. What the cyborg did to her.
Jesse: It's a terrible thing. But, um... if John realizes what the metal is, what it really does... maybe some good can come of it. Maybe you can help him see that.
Derek Reese: Good? An innocent kid is dead - because that metal bitch murdered her in cold blood; no good... comes out of that - none, not ever.
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References Space Invaders (1978) See more »


Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Opening Title)
Written by Bear McCreary
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Great Shows and I am sick of the canceling
13 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

For a long time I didn't watch prime time television shows. Not since the 80's and early 90's anyway. Now for the past 3 years I have found my way back to them and have a chosen few to watch or at least I did. Now with the exception of Smallville and Supernatural every show I get hooked on has either been canceled or in danger of becoming so. Now it appears that Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is now going to be a member of the lost and forgotten. What the heck I ask! I am sick of this! Back in the 80's shows actually lasted a while no matter where they were in the ratings. Now all of a sudden if a show isn't in the top 5 it gets canceled. This is seriously getting out of hand. I am tired of falling in love with a show and and then these money hungry producers and network executives pulling the plugs on them. I can sit here and list at least 6 that I was interested in that didn't last more than 1 season. C-Mon!!! The Sarah Connor Chronicles has taken some weird turns and sometimes doesn't even seem like it would fit in Terminator genre but still something about the shows still compels viewers to stick with it and watch. There is a lack of good sci-fi shows out there and now that they got one going it seems it's doomed to the failed TV show abyss. Please, stop the cancellation frenzy and let a TV show play out. If you have to, change the writers. A show isn't going to grab every kind of viewer but the faithful will stick with it. So be faithful to us as TV once was.

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